Welcome to Women Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at women pioneers . . . that is, women who stepped out ahead of their time into positions of notoriety. We start with sharpshooter Annie Oakley. The picture above was taken in 1922, which was later in her life. She is posing with a rifle given to her by Buffalo Bill Cody.
Annie was one of the first women "superstars". She was prominently featured in the Buffalo Bill Cody Wild West Show. Her shooting prowess was legendary. She could split a playing card, edge to edge, at 30 yards. She could shoot dimes out of the air with a rifle, and she could shoot the cigarette out of someones mouth at a great distance. This was truly an amazing woman.